An Escrow Agent’s Value to a Real Estate Professional

by Jason Grote | August 11, 2012 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

Real Estate Agent and Real Estate Investor: If you are closing deals, this blog is a must read!An Escrow Agent or Escrow Officer works at a title company and handles the documents and monies to close a real estate transaction.  Working with a solid Escrow Agent can save you thousands of dollars and hundreds of headaches over time!I am going to let 3 true stories explain why a Title or Escrow Agent is one of the biggest assets an investor or a real estate agent can have.Convoluted Mess of a Deal

How much will it cost us to replace HVAC system?

by | August 15, 2011 | on Orange County Wholesale Real Estate | 5 comments

My fiance and I are currently in the process of bidding on our first house. It is a HUD property in amazingly good condition, except for the fact that the furnace and A/C unit are missing. The duct work and wiring are all there, but the units themselves will have to be replaced. There is a built-in 00 escrow allotment for the replacement of the HVAC, but I need to know how much more, if any, we'll need to pay out-of-pocket. Can anybody out there give me a standard ball-park estimate of the p

I am putting an offer on a short sale in Orange County, CA?

by | November 29, 2010 | on Orange County Homes For Sale | 2 comments

house is listed at 749,000 and it is in good shape. Local legend says short sales and REO's will sell for 10% off the MLS price. I am thinking of offering 675,000 to start with a max of 700,000 My wife and I have over 200,000 to put down with FICO's both over 750 What does everyone think?? Am I going in the right direction? Yes it is a short sale. It has been on the market for 9 months. It fell out of escrow 2 months ago and the selling price agreed upon then was 799,000. BPO i

Vince Mele of Arrow Mortgage Talks to Jim

by | November 14, 2010 | on Orange County Real Estate Deals | no comments

New Post!! Vince Mele of Arrow Morgage Solutions talks to Jim Joseph about the mortgage market and the current real esate market. For more information on this video or about mortgages and real estate within Southern California, specifically in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and San Bernardino County, call us at (562) 236-0088. Top Recommended Site!! Top Educational Products!!

I have a home for sale under the affordable housing program, I cannot sell it. Anyone have any ideas?

by | March 31, 2010 | on Orange County Homes For Sale | 4 comments

Our home was built in 2006 it is a 3 story town home 3 bed 2.5 bath w/ 2 car attached garage. Living room, family room, large kitchen, master has walk in closet, pantry, stackable washer and dryer located upstairs across from master. It is under the affordable housing guidelines for the City of Tusin. See income restrictions below: -2006 Orange County Moderate Income Limits- 3 person household a maximum of ,600 4 person household a maximum of ,000 5 person household a maximum of 1,500 6

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